Least Developed Country Category: Afghanistan Profile

* Data from the 2021 triennial review

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LDC status

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Inclusion: 1971

Reports and resolutions

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Inclusion

CDP report: 1971
GA resolution: A/RES/2768(XXVI)

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

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Value:

$ 513

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Thresholds

Inclusion: $ 1,018
Graduation: $ 1,222
Income-only graduation: $ 2,444

Human assets index (HAI)*

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Index:

42.0

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 60 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators

Under-five mortality rate
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
stat Value: 60.3 stat Value: 55.4
Index: 69.5 Index: 50.5
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation Source: UNESCO
Prevalence of stunting
Adult literacy rate
stat Value: 36.3 stat Value: 43.0
Index: 32.5 Index: 24.0
Source: UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Source: UNESCO
Maternal Mortality Rate
Gender parity index for gross secondary school enrolment
stat Value: 638 stat Value: 0.57
Index: 47.0 Index: 28.5
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality Source: UNESCO

Economic and environmental vulnerability index (EVI)*

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Index:

44.8

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators

Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
stat Value: 25.8 stat Value: 0.0
Index: 42.1 Index: 0.0
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: CIESIN
Remoteness and landlockedness
Share of population living in drylands
stat Value: 51.5 stat Value: 99.0
Index: 51.9 Index: 99.0
Source: CDP Source: CDP
Merchandise export concentration
Instability of agricultural production
stat Value: 0.37 stat Value: 6.2
Index: 31.8 Index: 25.6
Source: UNCTAD Source: FAO
Instability of exports of goods and services
Victims of disasters
stat Value: 11.3 stat Value: 3.41
Index: 22.6 Index: 85.9
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: EM-DAT

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